A legitimately bootleg market

BOOTLEG or counterfeit, whichever angle you view this argument, in my eyes both of the above scream ‘cheap, fake, knock-off’. What I’m saying is, they’re not real. Bootleg culture has been present for years.

It stems from an evermore expensive industry, littered with even more exclusive collaborations and releases, week-in, week-out. Consumers can’t keep up, it’s a relentless rally, wave-after-wave-after wave. It’s the consumers that opt for cheaper alternatives — a naturally maternal instinct of scrimping and saving for the 12 months prior to a holiday, that, on a wider scale is the situation. Continue reading “A legitimately bootleg market”

These shoes were made for walking, but that’s not what they’ll do

COLLECTING, hoarding, accumulation or investing — whatever your preference may be, there’s no ignoring niche markets for collections of all shapes and sizes. Whether it be age-old comics or original movie scripts, there’s value in just about everything. However, would you buy sneakers with the sole purpose of leaving them box-fresh, until materials inevitably deteriorate? Continue reading “These shoes were made for walking, but that’s not what they’ll do”

Burberry’s bright catwalk branded brilliant success

EVERY year, London sees two Fashion Weeks take-over the city centre’s streets and high-profile venues. Promoting and displaying a gathering of the world’s greatest designers’ work.

Saturday 17th February, saw Burberry’s colourful catwalk collection turn heads for a number of reasons — these may not be the reasons you’d typically expect. Continue reading “Burberry’s bright catwalk branded brilliant success”

Bailey’s Burberry brightens Fashion Week

FASHION week’s regular centrepiece, Burberry, has announced that their Saturday London show will be dedicated to gays rights campaigns and charities. The show will lay feature to an iconic rainbow, woven seamlessly into the brand’s trademark tartan get-up— a percentage of proceeds will be donated to three large charities. The Albert Kennedy Trust, Trevor Project, and ILGA. Continue reading “Bailey’s Burberry brightens Fashion Week”

Virgil Abloh’s Nike

ON September 14th 2017, I was one of a handful to attend Nike’s “Process of Collaboration” talk within London’s Barbican centre; this was an occasion in which 5 of “The Ten” were released. Guest speakers included both Virgil Abloh and Nate Jobe; Nike’s Senior Design Director, who answered questions towards the end of proceedings on top of signing merchandise. As the event got underway, we were informed 60k had applied alone for this particular ‘workshop’, leaving myself to be one of the lucky number.

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Bare Bones

FASHION, clothing, visual attributes of which can be manipulated to represent or present one’s mental confidence or state at any one time. A subject of great taboo becomes painfully obvious once its delicate shell is peeled back; said shell can be seen as a shield of confidence. Online communities have grown in abundance since 2010; Facebook in particular has allowed the development and progression of such groups as Mental Health Talk UK/EU. Here, those who need advice, a friendly face, or help when worst comes to worst. As awareness and acceptance grows within the public eye, treatment or development of diagnosis has progressed. It is no longer a sign of weakness.

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